No Fail Flowers

Published on May 15th, 2015

The best flowers for any part of the country

Are you the kind of gardener who plants a garden or just a single shrub and, no matter what you do, in a few weeks it's dead? Well, you are not alone. Many people struggle with choosing the right type of flowers for their climate and their gardening skill levels. While we can’t help you become a better gardener, we can help you choose the right flowers for your region of the country and give those plants a better shot at survival. After all, when you start with choosing the right plants for your climate, the rest can be easy.

So enjoy the beauty of flowers from your own front porch and check out our list of the best blooms for your location!

The South: From the hot, humid state of Florida, to the Appalachians and parts of Texas, the south can be a very tricky place to grow plants. To get closer to successful blooms, here are the flowers that should grow into beauties in that area…

  • Ajuga

  • Obedient Plant

  • Crinum

  • Yellow Flag Iris

  • Lily Turf


The Midwest: Stretching from the prairies to the forest, the Midwest can host a variety of different plants that grow easily in this region. These include…

  • Peonies

  • Hostas

  • Daylilies

  • Hollyhock

  • Perennial Hibiscus


The Northeast: No matter how cold your winter is, or how hot your summers can be, these tough as nails plants are very reliable. But you don’t have to forego beauty for strength; these flowers also provide lots of color. Great looking landscapes don’t have to be a lot of hard work -- enjoy your yard, without having to tend to it every weekend.

  • Astilbe

  • Bee Balm

  • Lily-of-the-valley

  • Veronica (Speedwell)

  • Blue star (Amsonia)


The Pacific Northwest: With a temperate, wet climate, this region is plant growing central! You can grow a huge variety of plants in this part of the U.S., but there are still some challenges - such as unpredictable weather and moisture-loving pests, like slugs. The good news, you can see most of these flowers still thriving in yards that haven’t been tended to in years!

  • Shasta Daisy

  • Dahlia

  • Primrose

  • Cardinal Flower

  • Sword Fern


The Desert Southwest: Only the toughest of the toughest plants can only survive in this region. Old reliable favorites include…

  • Salvias

  • Penstemons

  • Agaves

  • Datura

  • Prickly Pear


Southern California: With the busy, southern California lifestyle, you may not have the time or energy to keep your curb appeal looking colorful. With these plants, upkeep is a cinch!

  • African Iris

  • Lily-of-the-Nile

  • Santa Barbara Daisy

  • Sea Lavender

  • Matilija Poppy


There’s no need to fear the curse of the brown thumb anymore. Gardening starts with knowing what can thrive in your area and with this handy list, you can dive into this summer season knowing that it’s possible to pick the ideal plants for your yard. This knowledge and thriving plants can also be an added benefit if you are thinking about selling. Get that curb appeal and have it last! If you are considering a move, contact the Housing Buzz Team for your financing questions today!

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